Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round show (69 and 3 wickets) led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 69 run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 19th match of the IPL 2021, here on Sunday.
CSK scored 191 for four in 20 overs after skipper M.S. Dhoni opted to bat on winning the toss.
Jadeja smashed 62 off 28 balls, including 37 runs in the innings’ final over with the help of five sixes and a four off purple cap holder Harshal Patel’s bowling.
Apart from Jadeja, CSK openers Faf du Plessis (50 off 41 balls) and and Ruturaj Gaikwad (33) also made valuable contributions with the bat. Harshal was the most successful bowler for RCB with figures of 3/51.
In reply, RCB were restricted to 122 for 9 in 20 overs.
For RCB, Devdutt Padikkal top-scored with a blazing 34 off just 15 balls while Glenn Maxwell scored 22 off 15 balls during his short stay at the crease.
For CSK, Jadeja also shone with the ball and finished with excellent figures of 3/13 including taking the big wickets of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell while veteran South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2/16) picked up two wickets.
CSK: 191/4 in 20 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 62 not out, Faf du Plessis 50, Ruturaj Gaikwad 33; Harshal Patel 3/51). RCB: 122/9 in 20 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 34; Ravindra Jadeja 3/13, Imran Tahir 2/16).